On Monday, we posted our eighth photo challenge to see how well you know Metro. I took photos of the five stations with unique architectural styles. Here are the answers. How well did you do?
Metro has 86 stations, and all but 5 fall into one of 8 basic architectural styles. The remaining 5 have unique styles, and we featured each of them this week. We got 42 guesses on this post. 27 of you got all five correct. Great work!
The first image was taken at Arlington Cemetery. This station has a very basic layout, and the canopy is simply the section underneath Memorial Avenue. 39 of you got this one right.
The second image is from Huntington. This station, at the southern end of the Yellow Line, is also unique. The tracks come into the station on an elevated viaduct to the north, but the station is built into a hillside, so the tracks to the south go into a tunnel. The station’s roof is held up by these buttresses, which have round holes in them. 30 of you guessed this one right.
The third image is at Anacostia. We featured this station in last week’s set as well. Because the station is so shallow, there wasn’t room for a vaulted ceiling. However, the station is still open and unimpeded by columns. Like the other underground stations, the design makes use of indirect lighting. 37 knew this one.
The fourth image depicts Prince George’s Plaza. This station is located in an open cut. A large parking garage sits atop the station, and that serves as the roof. The bottom of the garage is high above the tracks, and this station has a very airy feel. 34 of you were right on this one.
The final image portrays West Hyattsville. This Green Line station has side platforms and squared-off canopies (in contrast to the rounded ones at Cheverly and Eisenhower Avenue). Another key feature are the beams linking the two canopies across the tracks. 32 correctly guessed this one.
Congratulations to the winners!
Next Monday, we’ll have 5 more photos for you to identify. Thanks for playing!